Altogether trumping rumors of it being shelved and scrapped and what-have-you, HP Slate 500 today emerges 'official' for the company's enterprise customers!
For $799, you get the slate itself with the dock, case and Wacom stylus included in the box. HP Slate 500 is powered by a 1.86GHz Intel Atom Z540 processor, 2GB of RAM, 64GB SSD flash storage and even packs Broadcom's Crystal HD accelerator, which allows the tablet to play 1080p video. Should you want to hook up the slate to a bigger screen, just place it on the dock, which dons the HDMI-out port.
HP Slate 500's 8.9" capacitive touchscreen display has resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels and supports multi-touch gestures including pinch-to-zoom.
Ideal for business customers, this 8.9-inch capacitive touch slate runs Windows 7 Professional and comes with a Wacom active digitizer for taking notes during meetings or for signing documents among other uses. Simple as it may seem, the stylus support practically sets HP Slate 500 apart from the other Windows 7 tablets with capacitive screens and other consumer slates released recently -- for whatever limitation the lack of keyboard may introduce, the fact that you can write on its screen somehow makes up for it.
HP Slate 500 flaunts two cameras; a 3 Megapixel one at the back and a VGA camera in front for video conferencing. The power button, headphone jack, SD card slot, a USB port, keyboard-launch button and that a Alt + Ctrl + Delete key line the tablet's metal rim.
To wrap this up, let's watch the Official Promotional Video of HP Slate 500 --